Originally Posted by Jpmboy
dude - you're bad for my wallet... are those cards 6G per gpu or 6G per PCB? (eg, a 12G card?)
...3 per GPU... as to the wallet bit, there actually is a method to my madness...
...I really like the Titans, but 4 of those with a 'sc / oc' in the label are well over $4500...twice as much as the two 7990ies...
...and I already have 5 'baby' / GK104' Keplers (with 4x of my 670ies scored 6217 or so in Valley)...what with a 3970X that in HWBot trim can go to 'at least' 5.250 GHz on water along with some very speedy main memory, the usual discussion on 'CPU bottlenecks' is less pertinent, and I wanted to see what Tahiti can do with that setup.
More importantly, you may recall the '4K
video' posts we exchanged...said company head who is a friend / colleague had s.th. like 28x Gigabyte 7970s piled up behind his desk a few months back (for preparing a render farm)...I have no problem re-selling the two 7990s to him at 10% off in a couple of month as 7990ies were not available when he ordered the first batch of Tahiti...the point is also that the first bits about next-gen Volcanic Island and Maxwell are leaking out and for my 'proto-Ivy-E build in my sig', I wanted to have s.th. now that covers both Tahiti and Kepler while leaving the door open for next gen...
..having the two 7990ies (sequential serial numbers btw which is good
) for less than a day, there still is lots of 'discovery' to be had - which is the greatest fun part for me...in the first few runs, I hadn't even seen that PowerTraget bit in 'CCC'. ...I have a new BIOS which would fit perfectly if it loads...but I never flash brand new cards w/new BIOS in the first week
...it's better to learn more about 'stock' options (as opposed to 'stock options') and find all the limits - then use the 'turbo / nitrous' kit Edited by Joa3d43 - 6/8/13 at 1:02pm